Public Works Expo 2018

MD34 - Bringing Them In! Promoting the Public Works Profession

Aug 27, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Aug 27, 2018 4:50pm


Southern California public and private engineers are reaching out to high schools, through the Become an Engineer program, to encourage students to pursue careers in engineering and public works. In addition, the SoCal APWA Chapter’s Young Professionals committee is targeting local college students to inform them about the importance, mission, and values of the public works profession. This presentation will feature the experiences of an established public works leader and an emerging leader in promoting the public works profession.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, you will be better able to: 

  • Share the importance of encouraging young people to pursue a public works career.
  • Evaluate how public works advocacy could improve young citizens’ view of public works organizations and importance.
  • Explore how you can be involved in encouraging others to join the public works community.


  • Harry C. Lorick, PE, PTOE, PWLF, Principal/President, LA Consulting, Inc.
  • Sarah Terry, Consultant Assistant, LA Consulting, Inc., Manhattan Beach, CA

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